Israel's Volleyball family proud of their achievements in promoting female referees
News from the National Federations
Tel Aviv, Israel, August 25, 2013. Israel’s Volleyball family got together last week in Tel Aviv to celebrate a very special achievement. Two female referees from this country – Iris Stojcic and Yael Dotan – successfully completed the International Referee Candidate Course (IRCC) held earlier this month in Kladovo, Serbia, while Shlomi Muchtari was among those candidates who attended and eventually passed the final examination at the course for Beach Volleyball referees held in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, a couple of weeks ago. To complete that success story a fourth referee recently got international status receiving the relevant badge from FIVB.
“As I took over the presidency of the Refereeing Commission five years ago” says Pini Shafir “I said that one of my major goals for this term was to have one international female referee from Israel. I am very proud to say that together with my colleagues from the Refereeing Commission and of the Technical Sub-Commission I have accomplished our mission and even exceeded the goals we had set. We have got two female referees from Israel who recently passed the candidate course and are set to become international referees in the near future” Shafir adds.
“I was very impressed by the efforts that the CEV has been devoting to the promotion of female referees. Israel regularly attended the seminars that the European Confederation has held to deal with this topic. Just to get to understand the importance of this issue, the Presidents of the national Refereeing Commissions were invited to last year’s seminar in Sofia where CEV President André Meyer and ERC President Dr. Jan Rek called upon the national federations to take up the task to extensively promote the role and inclusion of female referees” Pini Shafir recalls.
“I also would like to stress the importance of our latest achievements for one referee from Israel recently completed his candidate period thereby getting the full status of international referee while Shlomi Muchtari passed the IBRCC in Vaduz. This makes me really proud and I am overwhelmed with joy” Shafir concludes.